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Contemporary Music Studies - CMS

CMS focus on performance skills from beginner to advanced levels including the accredited Diploma course.

Individual tuition is available on piano/ keyboard, guitar, bass, vocal, saxophone and drums under highly qualified and experienced teachers/performers. CMS tutors teach Jazz, Rock, Blues, Pop, Funk and Latin music.

Classes are also available for music theory, ear training and songwriting (by Expression of Interest).

Students are encouraged to join one of the ensembles at the Conservatorium where a variety of skills such as group playing, performance and stage craft are explored to music industry standard and individual progress is assessed regularly.


Contemporary Music Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble: Steve Smillie

Jazz Ensemble


Ashley TurnerGuy StrazzSteve SmillieYvette Masters


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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
1-1 Lessons Wed 27/1 to Thur 1/4
Sat Strings Ensembles Sat 6/2 - Sat 26/3
CCYO & Ext program Tue 9/2 - Tue 30/03
PWE & SWO Wed 10/2 - Wed 31/03

Term 2
Monday 19/4 to Saturday 26/06 

Term 3
Monday 12/7 to Saturday 18/09

Term 4
Monday 05/10 to Saturday 18/12

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.